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My April & May Webinars

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I’m doing two webinars in next three weeks. They’re one hour long, and free to Write on the River members. BUT membership is only $35/year for this worthy writing organization, so even if you only participate in these two classes, it ends up costing you only $17.50 apiece. And there will likely be more webinar events from WOTR thru the spring, which will end up being free to you as a WOTR member. Hope to see you on-line for some fun classes!

Let’s meet on Zoom!

Saturday, April 18, 10:00-11:15 AM – Developing a Powerful Plot 

I’ll provide insights into plot and character starting with suggested questions to ask of an initial novel concept, questions that can lead us to a more nuanced, layered story. We’ll consider how the major character can help deepen the plot and how a convincing story arc can shine a light on what happens next.

Saturday, May 2, 10:00-11:15 AM – Pacing in the Novel Read More…

Nest of the Monarch in paper

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In trade paper January 14. Also in eBook & hardcover.

A top ten fantasy read of 2019. —Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist

“Riveting.” — Publishers Weekly


Trade paper edition arrives on Tuesday January 14.

Berlin, 1936. Winter and fascism descend on Europe. Kim Tavistock has put her life at risk before . . . this time it’s her very soul.

A few questions come to mind: Why does Kim’s Berlin station handler say “Everyone has their limits”?

Can a British spy trust the British Intelligence Service? Can she even trust herself?

Is the man she’s living with going to help her or kill her?

What’s it like to be both less than human and more than human at the same time?

Who’s the last person Kim could ever expect to meet on Christmas eve among monsters?

Find Nest of the Monarch at these fine retailers:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

 

I’m teaching a novel seminar

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Creating the Novel

I’m giving a 7-week novel seminar for Write on the River!

For beginners and mid-career writers wishing to pursue a publishing career. The class is limited to six students and will be held in Wenatchee, WA. Sessions consist of an hour of instruction and an hour’s critique of a student manuscript by the instructor and the other students.

The sessions will be designed to deepen students’ abilities to evaluate their writing with an eye to marketplace considerations as well as compelling fictional elements.

Some of these are useful tools.

DATES AND REQUIREMENTS

DATES: Sessions will be held every other Wednesday, February 12 through May 6.

TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 PM

COST: $300

REQUIREMENTS

  • Please apply to attend. Details here.
  • Membership in Write on the River.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Have at least 30 pages of a novel written and ready for critique by February 12.

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Drawing Winners

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Thank you to my newsletters subscribers who entered to win my latest drawing!

I am pleased to send to the following winners a paperback copy of Dystopia, my science fiction short story collection: Craig. J., Ana I. and Sanjuanita M.

Craig, Ana and Sanjuanita, your book will be on the way soon. Congratulations!

The prize for the drawing, my first short story colleciton.

And just to mention: My recently published second story collection!

 

My SF novel at $.99

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Grab it while it’s under a dollar — The Seeds of Time

NOW through Sunday, October 13

 

Clio Finn is a time travel pilot on the run from a dystopian and graying Earth. Now she’s found a planet with what could be viable, saving biota. If she can get home from across the galaxy. With the enemies Clio’s got, that’s a very big IF. One week only, the eBook is reduced to $.99 at all e-retailers.

The Seeds of Time, a reader favorite.

Click here to purchase: books2read.com/seeds